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Apr 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
from the budget what you would like to hear from the homeland security secretary. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for independents, 202-585-3882. , thery on fox news republican senators skeptical of new immigration legislation and of the obama administration policy record on border security are getting a chance to question homeland security secretary janet napolitano. she will appear today before the senate judiciary committee on a third hearing for a bipartisan bill to strengthen security and create a path to citizenship for the 11 -- 11 million people who are here illegally. her appearance was canceled last friday because of the boston marathon bombing. her appearance comes after a daylong hearing yesterday that exposed deep divisions on the immigration bill, with republicans arguing that it does too little on border security and some also saying that the measure should be reexamined in light of the events in boston. we will take your calls on this. you are looking at a live view of the judiciary committee hearing room as we await that hearing getting st
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 8:00pm EDT
accomplishments of the obama administration in border security. if you could give us the highlights reel and some of the statistics and metrics that you look at. i would like to have that be part of the record. >> i have worked at border for a long time. this has to be sustained. this is an important part of this bill. we have record manpower now between the ports of entry. we've completed all but 1 mile the last mile is in litigation. the end result -- we have a problem in south texas which we are fixing. our seizures for drugs and contraband are up. with the great help of the supplemental appropriation several years ago, we have been able to do quite a bit the southwest border. >> the deployment of resources have increased? >> to record levels. >> amount of legal immigration as a result has been reduced. there ares correct. probably a number of other reasons for illegal migration. law enforcement is one reason. another major reason is the driver to get a job. that is why this bill helps us at the border. another driver is how long it takes to get a visa. this bill deals with that
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2013 6:00pm EDT
want you in our system. i think the immense majority of them. i have to tell you something. e obama administration has instituted a system throughout -- you don't deport 1.6 million people because you have more agents, it's because you have a system prepared to secure communities and through other federal relationships with local authorities that allow you to detain and deport the immigrants. that system is in place and it's very, very vigorous. so i would imagine that a lot of bad actors are gone. and any of the future actors if they apply -- i love for criminal aliens, foreigner, to apply for this program so that we can say, really? you're a criminal? and you applied for the program? and we go right to your house and pick you up an ke port you. >> i have a question for you about the hispanic community, you've been a real advocate for them for as long as you've been in congress and you also spend time talking to the spanish language press. can you describe how you see the community as they view this bill and through the senate as opposed to, steve and i both write for english langu
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 2:00pm EDT
platform for economic growth stand out from countries all around the world. president obama's 100,000 strong in the americas initiative will create even more opportunity for students over the course of the next years. finally, we know we have a responsibility to continue to address our security challenges. tore going to continue affect close security cooperation, respect for human and civil rights. we understand those are deeply enshrined in both u.s. and mexican constitutions. at citizen security is critical to e ople of both of our countries. it's really good to welcome you here to washington. i look forward to our conversation. i know president obama is very much looking forward to his trip to mexico in may and meeting with the president. there we will be able to solidify some of the things we're talking about today. welcome to washington. thank you for the extraordinary partnership that we share. >> thank you, sir. good morning, ladies and gentlemen. allow me to express once again the solidarity of the people and government of mexico with united states, with the horrific i
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2013 2:00pm EDT
capacity to identify and secure chemical weapons assets. obama made clear if assad knows under the command, chemical weapon, there will be consequences and they'll be ble.accountable the department of defense has in place to respond to the full of chemical weapons scenarios. the u.s. military is constantly and adjusting tactical military planning to account for rapidly shifting situation on the ground and prepare for contingencies, not only those associated with the chemical weapons, but also with spillover of violence across syria's borders that could threaten allies and partners. while i cannot discuss it in pen session, the reality is this is a complex and difficult situation as everyone on this committee knowles. killing of innocents by the tragic.egime is regime is in power. he opposition has not yet sufficiently organized itself militarily. or to think e obligation through any direct military action in syria. andould hinder humanitarian reliefperationmbhe united states in significant, uncertain military commitment. unilateral military action could train other key internationa
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
security fund had not been touched by the government, and when president obama cut the rate from 6.4 to 4.2, and then he said that the government would make up the difference. where did the money come from that went to the government? to me, the politicians, especially lifetime politicians, speak twice and you have to listen to what they say, because our government had to replace that money spent money had to come out of the government somewhere. guest: that's right. i think you must have misread what i said earlier when i was talking about touching social security. what i was talking about was whether it ought to be on the table as we discussed our nation's debt and deficit. the reason i think it should not be on the table during that debate is that the social security program right now is solvent, and it is not contributing to our nation's deficit and debt, so why we should be looking at making policy changes there when we are trying to tackle our deficit and debt sort of -- it is frustrating to me. i think we have lots of challenges to confront with the social security in the out
CSPAN
Apr 20, 2013 9:55pm EDT
obama and south carolina senator tim scott. >> on "newsmakers," congressman luis gutierrez, a member of the subcommittee on immigration and border security and chairman of the hispanic caucus immigration task force. he talks about efforts to make an immigration bill in the house. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> over the last, certainly over the last four years i am worried about this administration. it is part of a long-term trend i outlined in the book. it is using more and more state power to impose a particular worldview, a worldview i call liberalism and -- we will go to the definition of that. as a christian i am worried when the state hhs agency wants to mandate that catholic institutions and catholics have to pay for aboard fastens -- abortifacients in their insurance program, and i'm worried when the supreme court takes up gay marriage. i'm worried about things i see universities. i see more and more the state imposing a particular kind of agenda. it is really a worldview. this is bigger than politics. bigger than republicans and democrats. it is a particul
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 1:25pm EDT
it's one of those areas of agreement, mr. speaker. this is a quote from president barack obama, 2011 state of the union address. he says, to put us on solid ground we should also find a bipartisan solution to strengthen social security for future generations. i mention social security, mr. speaker, because the fair tax, that bill, h.r. 25, most widely co-sponsored bill in the u.s. house of representatives of fundamental tax reform, replaces income taxes and the payroll taxes, payroll taxes, that 15.3% comes out ofer american's paycheck in order to fund social security and medicare, it replaces both of those with this 23% sales tax. replaces all your income tax, payroll taxes with a sales tax. and so for the first time, mr. speaker, we would begin to link the size of the social security trust fund not with wages in this country but with the size of the economy in this country. so when we double the size of the economy, we double the contributions to the social security trust fund, we protect social security for future generations. mr. speaker, a poll three years ago now, they asked co
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 1:00am EDT
. >> president obama was briefed by phone monday about the boston marathon bombings. seated with the president in his white house photo is homeland's security adviser lisa and the white house chief of staff. after this photo was taken, the president also spoke briefly at the white house about these attacks. >> good afternoon, everybody. was briefed byi my homeland security team about the events in boston. we are continuing to monitor and respond to the situation as the situation unfolds. state and local authorities protect our people, increased security, and investigate what happened. american people will say prayer for the boston people tonight and we say our prayers for the families and victims in the wake of this senseless loss. we do not yet have all the answers but we do know multiple people have been wounded, some gravely, in the explosions of the boston marathon. i have spoken to the fbi director and they are mobilizing the appropriate resources to investigate and to respond. i have updated leaders of congress from both parties and we reaffirmed that there are no republicans o
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
after a senior saudi ambassador went to the white house for an unannounced meeting where mr. obama supposedly showed up. our two can ask rt members of congress about that. here's the washington post this morning on this story,. homeland security secretary janet napolitano was testifying yesterday on capitol hill before the senate judiciary committee. here is the headline in the washington post. in that article it says -- so that was part of the hearing yesterday. if your interested, go to c- span.org and watch our coverage of the hearing. in 2010 the obama administration halted work on a virtual since prod -- virtual fence project. janet napolitano says the legislation that was unveiled last week would require all u.s. passports to be electronically readable, potentially avoiding problems they saw when one of the bombing suspects left to go to russia and the fbi was not informed about him leaving the country. that's the new immigration bill, that it would solve that type of problem from occurring again. back to our topic for all of you. the internet sales tax. do you support or opp
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 10:00am EDT
from teh he fact. some of thep accomplishments of the obama administration in border security. if you could give us the highlights reel and some of the statistics and metrics that you look at. i would like to have that be part of the record. >> i have worked at border for a long time. this has to be sustained. this is an important part of this bill. we have record manpower now between the ports of entry. we've completed all but 1 mile of fence. he end result -- we have a problem in south texas which we are fixing. our seizures for drugs and contraband are up. the the great help of supplemental appropriation several years ago, we have been the to do quite a bit southwest border. >> the deployment of resources have increased? >> to record levels. >> amount of legal immigration as a result has been reduced. >> that is correct. law enforcement is one reason. another major reason is the driver to get a job. that is why this bill helps us at the border. another driver is how long it takes to get a visa. this bill deals with that problem. >> good. thank you very much for holding this hea
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 1:00pm EDT
cathedral to remain in their places until the president and mrs. obama have securely and exited the building. i would like to invite you to kindly stand out for are concluding blessing. >> the lord be with you. let us pray. made the lord preserved you are going for it and you are coming end. may the lord bless you and protect you. met lord smile on you and be gracious to you. may the lord show you his favor and give you his peace. amen. ♪ 0 beautiful for spacious skies or ptain majesties grain above the fruited plain america god shed his grace on thee and crown my good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea o beautiful for pilgrim feet hose stern impassioned stress beatroughfare of freedom across teh wilderness america, but there are -- america god meant it 9 every flaw confirmed by seoul in self- control. by liberty in law zero beautiful for heroes proved and liberating strife self their country loved and mercy more than li it via gold refined tell all success be noble less ivine ♪ y gain devin the concluding song, "america the beautiful." joined by the boston children's chor
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
president and mrs. obama have securely and exited the building. i would like to invite you to kindly stand up for our concluding blessing. >> the lord be with you. let us pray. made the lord preserve your going forth and your coming in. may the lord bless you and protect you. met lord smile on you and be gracious to you. may the lord show you his favor and give you his peace. amen. ♪ ♪ 0 beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain for purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain america, america god shed his grace on thee and crown my good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ america his grace on thee ♪ ♪ ♪ per ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the fbi is a listing the public's help to find two suspects. videos and pictures are available. the special agent spoke to reporters thursday for about 10 minutes. i am rick deslauriers. since monday's bombings, our partners have been working around the clock and are fully investigating the matter to bring those responsible to justice. our law enforcement team has pursued thousands of leads and tips. as i said two days
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 10:00am EDT
sure that the border is truly secure. congress passed a law in 2007 requiring that the 100% of the e 0%operationally controlled." president obama and secretary napolitano abandoned that metric. the bill before us weakens that law by only requiring the southern border to be 90% effectively secured. in some sectors. only the so-lled high risk sectors. what about the other six? before green cards are allocated to those here illegally, the secretary only has to certify that the security plans and fencing's are "substantially deployed, operational, and completed." if the secretary does not do her job and a commission is created to provide recommendations, this is just a loophole that allows the secretary to neglect doing the job. another area of interest for me is employment verification measures. as i said before so many times, i was here in 1986 when we for the first time made it illegal for employers to hire undocumented individuals. i have been a champion for the e-verify system a staple in every workplace. it is an important tool to make sure that we have a legal work force. while i
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 1:00am EDT
that will be involved in implementing this legislation. and i repeat that you and president obama have done more in the first four years to enforce immigration laws and strengthen border security than in years leading up to this administration. you have more than 21,000 agents on the border patrol. new technologies have been deployed to the borders. therding to the report by migration policy institute, the united states now spends more than it does on all the other major federal law enforcement put together. so, i think it is time to start talking about reforming the immigration system. we're doing more enforcement than ever before. that should not be a bar to having good immigration reform. it is long past time that we reformed our immigration system. system an immigration that lives up to american values. one that treats americans with humanity. one that shields the most vulnerable among us. one that helps to enrich our committees. i commend several senators for their extraordinary work here. i am concerned that some are -- what some are calling it triggers for getting green car
CSPAN
Apr 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
repeat, as i said before, that you and president obama have done more in the administration's first four years to enforce immigration laws and strengthen border security than in years leading up to this administration. you have more than 21,000 agencies eaggets at the border patrol, more than at any point in history. new technologies have been deployed to the border. apprehensions along the border is the lowest we've seen in decades because people have deterred from trying to cross. according to the report biff the migration policy institute, the united states now spends more money on immigration enforcement agencys than it does on all our major federal aw enforcement put together. so i think it's time to start alking about reforming imthe -- reforming the immigration system. we've done a lot but that should not be a bar to having good immigration reform. along pastime for us to reform our immigration stfment we need an immigration system that lives us to american values, one that allows families to be reunited and safe. one that treats individuals with humanity and respects due pro
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 10:30pm EDT
right thing is done to protect the security of our country. >> i would like to move on. you can return to this topic later as you choose during your open periods. >> the obama administration has chosen to survive the suspect in the boston marathons in a civil trial. did they do the right thing? 90 seconds, sir. >> i believe that president obama and his justice department are completely committed to ensuring that justice is done in this case. all voted president obama last week. he said that justice would be done in this case. if in the opinion of president obama and his justice department, the proper place for prosecution is here in the federal district court system of the state of massachusetts, i believe that the court system here in massachusetts can provide that kind of a venue in order to hear this case. i defer to president obama. i defer to his justice department. if in their judgment, this is the proper place in order to conduct that trial. >> thank you, sir. mr. lynch, 90 seconds. >> i think we have sufficient laws in our criminal system to prosecutor terror its, number
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
immigration reform, as anybody who has looked into it and can attest, would enhance our security for all the reasons that i talked about at the top. >> okay. -- i'll ask about the faa graham says he disagrees with the obama administration's decision not to prosecute the suspect as an enemy combat it. >> i understand we will have a moment of silence for the victims in boston. that is appropriate, and the president is right to lead that effort. quickly, to the families who have lost loved ones, to those breaks as a nation. to the people of boston, you make us proud by the courage you have shown. to the law enforcement officials and intelligence community, god bless you for your hard work and your bravery. iat brings me here today is have been informed that the obama administration has indicated this suspect in boston will not be treated as an enemy combatant. i strongly disagree with the obama administration's decision to rule out the combatant status for the suspect at this time. i believe such a decision is premature. it is impossible for us to gather the evidence in just a few days to deter
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 10:30pm EDT
homeland security leader janet napolitano said the cuffed of the suspect is a big development. president obama also responded to the capture earlier tonight from the white house briefing room. >> reminding everything -- everybody that this investigation doesn't end here. there's a lot of work to be one. >> good evening, everybody. tonight, our nation is in debt to the people of boston and the people of massachusetts. after a vicious attack on their city, bostonians responded with resolve and determination. they did their part as sises and partners in this investigation. boston police and state police and local police across the commonwealth of massachusetts responded with professionalism and bravery over five long days and tonight because of their determined efforts, we've closed an important chapter in this tragedy. i've been briefed earlier this evening by f.b.i. director mueller. after the attacks on monday, i directed the full resources of the federal government to be made available to help state and local authorities in the investigation and to increase security as needed
CSPAN
Apr 16, 2013 8:00pm EDT
, including speaker john boehner. president obama spoke this morning saying, among other things, that the bombings were an active terrorists. -- an act of terrorists. >> good morning, everybody. i've just been briefed by my national security team, including f.b.i. director muller, attorney general holder, secretary napolitano, and my counterterrorism and homeland security advisor, lisa monaco, on the attacks in boston. we continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens and investigate and to respond to this attack. obviously our first thoughts this morning are with the victims. their families and the city of boston. explosionst two gravely wounded dozens of americans and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. this was a heinous and cowardly act and given what we now know about what took place, the f.b.i.'s investigating it as an act of terrorism. any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. what we don't yet know, however, is who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and
CSPAN
Apr 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
, barack obama, the white house. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committees on energy and commerce, education and the work force, veterans affairs, armed services, the judiciary, natural resources, financial services, homeland security, oversight and government reform, ways and means, foreign affairs, transportation and infrastructure and intelligence and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. conyers: thank you. i wanted to begin our discussion with h.r. 1549, morro -- be up to -- tomorrow, helping sick americans now act. i am not supporting this bill because the bill's proposals are counterintuitive to the anticipated outcome of the prevention and public health fund. this legislation strips four years of funding from the prevention fund to pay for a very short extension of a new enrollment in the pre-existing condi
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
social security benefits had a two-hour dinner with president obama at the jefferson hotel on wednesday night. we talked on a wide range of topics and the president was in terrific form, said a democratic senator who broke bread with the president. we discussed the topics you would expect as well as some you might not expect. the white house report quoting an administration official said topics included the terrorist attack in boston, immigration reform, economy, and gun control. the dinner came hours after the senate dealt a stinging blow to obama's agending by rejecting a white house backed plan on background checks for gun sales. obama invited a dozen democratic senators to join him for an informal dinner after holding two similar meetings with separate groups of republican senators. senators dick durbin, dianne feinstein, ron wyden, jack reed, landrieu, jean shaheen, michael ben it, and chris coons were some of the democratic senators that attended. first call up during this segment of the "washington journal" comes from tony in mow desso -- modesto, california. hi. caller
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, president obama convened the national security council here in the situation room to review the events in boston and he was updated on the apprehension of dzhokhar tsarnaev and the related investigation. he was also briefed by the leadership of the intelligence community about our ongoing efforts to combat terrorism and protect the american people. he commended the work done. and it is extraordinary work and worth noting the work done by law enforcement officials at the state, local, and federal level last week, the remarkable period from monday to friday the act of terrorism in the terrible bombings and the tragedy, the immediate coming together of all relevant authorities at the state, local, and federal level to investigate these acts; the ability through remarkable work to provide to the public video photographic images of the suspects; and then the successful apprehension of and bringing to justice of the suspects on friday night -- that really is quite remarkable. and so the president commended the work that was done and underscored the need to continue gathering intelligence to ans
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2013 8:00pm EDT
on counterterrorism and security going forward. shortly fromarks president obama from the white house briefing room. >> taking you now to the white house briefing room for the press conference by president obama. before the president makes an -- we will take a look at it with the authorities said at the press conference just a few minutes ago. >> we are so grateful to bring justice and closure to this case. to those families that lost loved ones, or suffered injuries they have delivered the rest of their lives. a police officer, a young man starting a career at mighty -- mit, and a police officer who almost lost his life, and neighborhoods that lived in fear for an entire day, the art you turn grateful for the outcome here tonight. we have a suspect in custody. i want to thank all of the partners who worked tirelessly over the last four days, including the fbi, the transit police, our brothers with the boston police department, the u.s. attorney's office, and the support we have gotten from our governor over the last four days. we are exhausted, folks. but we have a victory here
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
out what he said when he said that the social security fund had not been touched by the government, and when president obama cut the thenfrom 6.4 to 4.2, and he said that the government would make up the difference. where did the money come from that went to the government? to me, the politicians, especially lifetime politicians, speak twice and you have to listen to what they say, because our government had to replace that money spent money had to come out of the government somewhere. guest: that's right. i think you must have misread what i said earlier when i i was talking about touching social security. what i was talking about was whether it ought to be on the table as we discussed our nation's debt and deficit. the reason i think it should not be on the table during that debate is that the social security program right now is solvent, and it is not contributing to our nation's deficit and debt, so why we should be looking at making policy changes their when we are trying to tackle our deficit and debt sort of -- it is frustrating to me. i think we have lots of challenges to c
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2013 8:00pm EDT
abandoned the metric of operation control and have not given us a border security index. let me quote from your hometown newspaper. there was an editorial. wantssident obama immigration reform, he needs to put pressure on janet a. napolitano. have ancy has failed to simple standard for measuring border security, a project the department of homeland security started in 2010, but apparently has not worked up much of a sweat. unfortunately, one of your people testify to the house, said that mr. burke rc -- he -- that it will be a tool for the measurement you are suggesting. there was a very scathing report about the failure of establishing metrics. do you intend to come forth in a farmer transparent manner -- far more unsparing manner with a border security index? manner with at border index? >> there are so many ways to measure the border. the definition did not encompass all of the ways you could look at the border. -- is a let's look at border a safe and secure area? it, thatou got into is a much more difficult question to answer than it is to ask. there are a whole host of statistics
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
supreme court. if he wins, if he's found not guilty, it should be guilty one way or the other. secur partly the problem because they did not in their running thing homeland security let them down. one way or another, this man ought to be in the white house with obama and see what happens. host: ray from maryland. one other story we want to point out for you. we talked about the bush library that's opening this week. here's a story from "usa today" -- you can watch that library dedication on thursday on c- span. boston story on the bomber, and jason from illinois next on the independent line. good morning. if he is don't care convicted or is an enemy , as long as not they prove his guilt and take care of business on it. host: thanks for the call. up next, we will dcuss immigration policy in the wake of the boston bombing and how it has changed since the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. later, on the federal health care law, we will talk about how people will shop for insurance fraud in the federal and state- run exchanges. the op for insurance on federal and state-run exchanges.
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